Grandma's Texas Chili

  1. 2 lbs. lean chili meat
    1 onion, chopped
    1 garlic clove, chopped
    Salt and pepper to taste
  2. 1 tbsp. oregano
    1 tbsp. flour
    Chili pepper or powder
    1 sm. can tomato paste
  1. Brown the meat with the onion and garlic.
  2. Add the chili seasonings, salt and pepper, oregano during the browning. Add enough chili seasoning until you think it's spicy enough.
  3. Add flour to thicken after the meat is brown. Add tomato paste to meat after it's brown. Add enough water to make it soupy.
  4. Let simmer on the stove over low to medium heat to let the flavor become enhanced.

Chili Trivia:

  • Chili is the official state food of Texas
  • Cincinnati Chili was inspired by Greek and Macedonian immigrants around the turn of the 20th century
  • The intensity of heat in the taste of the Chile peppers usually decreases as the size of the pepper increases